Thursday, November 16, 2017

Love and Marriage 4+ years later

You guys, it finally happened! My daughter finished her wedding album. Yay This past year they celebrated their 4 year anniversary, they have also had a little boy and a little girl since they said I Do.

Her album was one of her favorite gifts, she actually called me before I even got home from the reception (an hour away) to thank me. She has been working on filling it ever so slowly ever since.

Here it is.

The first page,

A little close up of the details


This page is a little busy but it was for something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. I also love how she put up her dress with her bridesmaid dresses.



A page just for her



One for him too


I love way this page turned out with her bridesmaids.


The groomsmen all cleaned up so nicely.


Some moments from their ceremony


 and from their photo shoot
 



Family shots


She was not sure what she wanted to do here but it turned out perfect for the speeches


Their cake I already knew what it looked like so I made an embellishment that looked like it.


Their first dance


Friends and fun times from the photo booth at the reception


Now the party really starts


and then the night comes to an end


More kissing...


I made her invitations and some other things for her wedding that for some reason I did not take a photo of. I have to say this album was a lot of work but I loved making it and to know that they have this to remember their special day makes it all worth it.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Off on an adventure

I hope you have been able to join in our fun over on Facebook for the Bountiful Blessings Crop...speaking of blessings this is sketch #4 at our crop but you still have time to join in the fun!

I am sharing a card I made for my husband. He recently changed careers and just got his CDL. He has been talking about doing this ever since I met him so I am just so happy that he was able to pursue and complete one of his dreams. He started his first job and I wanted to give him a nice card to start off his adventure. 

I looked through my stamps and found several cars, vans, and even a motorcycle. I couldn't find a semi or anything I liked so I looked up what I had available on my cricut. Sure enough I found a truck but I wanted a flat bed. I decided to slice it up and make my own flat bed, since that is what he will be driving. 

I decided to add a sentiment for his load. Fussy cut a few clouds, tore the "road" and added some heart clouds. Over all it came together really fast and I was happy with the end result.


Here you can see all the layers on the truck and I also popped up the base.


I like to coordinate the inside of my cards. I left this one blank so I could write mushy stuff in there.


Here is the sketch that I used as a starting point for my card. I stayed pretty true to the layout. I just moved the sentiment from the bottom to the truck bed. Sketch #62


Join in our monthly Facebook Crop - November 11-25, Bountiful Blessings Crop you can upload your projects through November 30 at 9:55 pm CST. 

Supplies:
Stamps - A Journey - CTMH
Ink - Memento Cocoa
Cardstock - American Crafts Vanilla 
Pattern Paper - Jillibean Apple Cheddar Soup,  Bella Blvd Finally Fall
Other: Cricut image, brown ribbon, Apple Cheddar stickers

Monday, November 13, 2017

Sweet Baby Girl

I hope you have been able to join in our fun over on Facebook for the Bountiful Blessings Crop... this is sketch #3 I hope you can play along. 

This past summer my husband and I went down south for his annual family reunion. I was so happy that i was able to capture these adorable photos with one of our grand-daughters. 


I have been working on trying to add clusters and layers to my pages but I am just not quite there yet. Here is a close up angle shot so you can see my progress. 




 For this third crop challenge we used Sketch N Scrap #90


Join in our monthly Facebook Crop - November 11-25, Bountiful Blessings Crop you can upload your projects through November 30 at 9:55 pm CST. 

Supplies:
Cardstock - White Daisy CTMH 
Pattern Paper - Charlotte CTMH
Other - Charlotte Accessories, CTMH Sequins, Circle Nestabilities Die, Black Alpha Stickers


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thank you banners

I hope you have been able to join in our fun over on Facebook for the Bountiful Blessings Crop... this is sketch #2 I hope you can play along.



I also like to do the insides of my cards.


Here is card sketch #60 have I ever told you how much I love banners? Well let me tell you I love banners! I couldn't wait to make something with this sketch.


Join in our monthly Facebook Crop - November 11-25, Bountiful Blessings Crop you can upload your projects through November 30 at 9:55 pm CST.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Create

I hope you have been able to join in our fun over on Facebook for the Bountiful Blessings Crop... this is sketch #1 I hope you can play along.


I did some hidden journaling with this one because this was such a great story. I could have also chose another background paper and journaled where the brown gingham is at but went this route instead.




 This is sketch #92



I hope you like what I came up with! I hope you will be able to play along and show us what you came up with.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fall Fun

I so happy to announce that I am rejoining the Sketch N Scrap team! I was lucky enough to be one of the early team members but then life got a wee bit crazy and I had to step down. I was so excited when my scrappy friend Lisa reached out to me about being a Guest Designer this past October and then let me know that there was an opening on the Social Media Team and invited me join. Sketch N Scrap was the first design team was lucky enough to be a part of so it is a bit like coming home. 

Today we have Sketch #140 by Lisa Hidy. I love that there are so many photos on this page. I decided to pull some photos from last year when we went to the Apple Orchard it was just a perfect day and this was a fun page to scrap. I hope you enjoy it. 


Here are some of the details...pumpkins, pearls, and the little title stickers. I love using those.




Here is the sketch I stayed pretty true to it this time.


I hope you can play along over at Sketch N Scrap  Link up your project by November 30 at 9:55 pm CST


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fall

Oh how I adore fall. I really love each and every season. The change from one to another makes me just look forward to different things all year round. There is just something special though about a perfect fall day.  I wanted to capture that in this card that I made for the last WCMD sketch over at Sketch N Scrap. There has been so much going on over there I hope you have been able to participate in the regular challenges, the crop, or the World Card-making Day challenges.

Here is what I came up with. I decided to pick out a stamp set that I wanted to play around with and then I grabbed some papers and matched up my ink.


I did the Rock and Roll technique, which is one of my favorites. You stamp your image in the main color and then you roll the image in a second color so that you end up with a few different colors instead of just one solid image.

I also crinkled the leaves a little and then added some pop dots strategically under them.


I kept the inside pretty simple.


Here is the sketch It is super cute I love playing around with banners. I feel like I went way out side the box this time around. Normally I follow a sketch fairly close but I left off the circle and mimicked it with the leaves and I also extended the back strip into a ribbon.

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